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CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
cannot get its act together and do its job on this fiscal cliff. i seriously believe that if they do not get a dozen in this congress that the 113th congress will get it done. host: the hundred 13 congress comes in on thursday. we will be live from capitol hill with that. in the meantime we have at least today and tomorrow of the 112th congress. michelle is in palm bay, a republican. caller: i wish responding to the comments earlier when the guest baker was on about well for -- welfare reform. i see way too many people taking advantage of our welfare system. i agree it should be there in emergency situation. there needs to be a cap on it. i have seen multiple people taking advantage of the program, and driving brand new cars, having brand new iphones and crap when they're taking free money from us. host: jeremy, an independent. caller: i feel that we need to free fall completely over the fiscal cliff. host: why? caller: our conference is broken. our government is fundamentally broken. things do not work. host: what would you like to see happen or change? caller: effective immediately i would like for my fellow citizens t
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
-called fiscal cliff trade without any action by both chambers of congress, billions of dollars of tax increases and spending cuts are scheduled to officially begin tomorrow. while we wait for the house to come back into session, more from the economist magazine forum. this is on technological innovations and how they might change medical care in the coming year. >> thank you. i have the pleasure of talking about health care in 2013. 2013 is to be a big year for health care. there is an enormous amount of exciting research in global health and personalized madison. at the same time, the affordable care act is continuing its torturous implementation with 2014 as the big year when medicaid will be expanded, when people will be required to get insurance and this question of how you expand access to health care, how you lower-cost is going to heat up in the next year if that is even possible. to discuss these issues, we have esther dyson. she has trained as an astronaut. going to space is much easier. please welcome esther. [applause] >> good morning. i am going to talk briefly and mak
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
about the fiscal cliff and their plans for the next year. we will continue with the forecast of the coming years housing market with lawrence yun, followed by more discussion of the fiscal cliff negotiations as congress returns to washington. we are joined by steve forbes. later, a discussion on background checks, how they work, who gets them, and when they are required. our guest is matt denn it. washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> i just enjoy that it is straight forward, comprehensive, and you can really sense what is happening without a pundit interjecting, and that is what i really appreciate about c-span. it is definitely a great resource for anyone looking to become more familiar with how government works and the ins and outs of capitol hill. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> now, state and defense department officials testified at a hearing on violence in the eastern congo. a rebel group of congolese army defectors has been terrorizing people. the congolese army, with the aid of u.n. peacekeepers, has been battling the defectors for the past eight months. this is an hour and 40 minutes. >>
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
down their road, to prevent the most pernicious aspects of the fiscal cliff from taking effect. >> let's go back to the schedule because the deadline is tonight at midnight but also the end of this congress ostensibly is january 2. with all of these deadlines hitting the end of the clock, what can we expect? >> if there is an agreement, i would think all sides like to get it done by the end of this current congress. that would be before the end of january to. otherwise, there is upwards of 100 new members of congress coming in. they would have to educate the new members -- >> that was from earlier this afternoon. this is a live view of the u.s. capitol. we heard from the house republican whip that the house should be prepared for votes later this afternoon and negotiations continue and the principals include vice president joe biden and the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and negotiations are with the speaker of the house. he will take up whatever the senate passes if it passes. we will take you live to the white house for the president momentarily is scheduled to speak about the fiscal cliff. he is joined by middle-class americans and is in the eisenhower executive office, a short distanc
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
their voices, "i hope you are working on that fiscal cliff," "i hope you are getting the situation that we are not going over the fiscal cliff." sadly, i have to tell them that we are not there, we are not here, we are not working. every democrat, every republican ought to be here. the speaker ought to call us back into session. it is not as if we do not have a lot of work to do. in fact, we have a lot of work to do. secretary geithner sent a letter to me and others yesterday, and it was reported in the paper today that america will reach its debt limit on december 31. that needs to be dealt with so that we can maintain the creditworthiness of this nation, so we can give confidence to this economy. in addition to that, there is much other business to do. over the past weeks, majority leader cantor said the house would do the work necessary to finish the items we needed to get done by the end of the year. i talked to mr. cantor today and urged him to have us come back. they are having a discussion about that, i think, at 2:30, shortly, the republican conference on a call. i hope the
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
tomorrow morning's washington journal, we ask business owners to call and and ask about the fiscal cliff. and we talked to the chief economist, lawrence yun. and discussions about the fiscal cliff negotiations as congress returns to washington. and later, a discussion on background checks, how they work, and when they are required. washington journal is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. columnist in a news analyst talks about the relationship with religion and american politics. he was introduced by the former missouri senator and ambassador to the united nations and john danforth. from washington university, this is an hour-and-a-half. >> finally, it is my honor to introduce senator john danforth, who will introduce mr. will. the senator is a partner with the law firm. he graduated with honors from princeton university, where he majored in religion. he received a bachelor of divinity degree from yale divinity school and a bachelor of laws degree from yale law school. he practiced law for some years and began his political career in 1968 when he was elected attorney general of missouri in his first place for public office. missouri voters elected him to the u.s. senate in 1976. they reelected him in 1982 an
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
about the fiscal cliff and how it might affect my business. i am mostly optimistic about our economy in the future, i have grave concerns about what is going on in congress and the potential fiscal cliff we are facing and the elimination of the tax cuts. a lot of the small business owners i talked to and know are in favor of keeping the tax cuts in place especially for the middle class. we believe in balanced approach and we think it's ok to allow the elimination of the tax cuts for the wealthy. as taxes increase, the taxes at my business will be effected and i will have less to pay for investments and new equipment, hiring new people, but personally my income tax rates will go up. it's already a financially constrained environment. but customers tax rates will go up creating less demand for my products and less revenue for me and less tax revenue for the government. i want to urge congress and senators to vote for keeping our tax cuts in place, especially for the middle class and pushing our fiscal crisis to a balanced approach. go ahead and eliminate those tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals. if we all look at it and tried to consider what was going to
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:00am EST
effect become his own congress and decide unilaterally at the height of the fiscal cliff debate that he would throw a new wrench into that argument and it would be this. when there is massive uncertainty, unfinished business, he would decide that he would unilaterally give a pay increase to the united states congress exactly when the public is uncertain and doesn't know what's going to happen. will their taxes go up? will they no longer be a recipient of a spending program? and now congress is going to get a spending increase? this was a cynical planned move, mr. speaker, on the part of our president. he brought great drama to this effort, unnecessary drama, because you see, this house of representatives already did the job to avert the fiscal cliff. we did this work. it was completed last august. . we were able to offset any spending cuts. the work was done. the problem is the senate never took up the completed work of the house. and the president of the united states spent the last half of this year continually castigating the house of representatives for not having its work done. whe
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
on the fiscal cliff, another challenge. let's hope we of learned a lesson from this one. the american people are sick and tired of incompetence, political posturing, and the failure of congress to come together to solve problems on a bipartisan basis. we need to move forward. in the early mornings, the senate achieved that. should have been long ago, i understand ag, but we achieve this. i hope we can now approach this in a sober, honest, mature way. i took a look of the specific impact of this morning's vote on my state. 5 million families will be scared a tax increase, almost all of them the working families are described earlier. without an agreement, the average family would have faced an increase in taxes of more than $2,000. half a million families in my state will continue to receive college tuition tax credits, as much as $1,000 of assistance each year, which i am sure is a helping hand. families raising children will continue to benefit from the child tax credit, a yearly savings of about $1,000 on average. nearly a quarter of a million families benefited from the early in pumps -- from the earned income tax credit last year. thousands of illinois children will continu
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:05pm EST
believe this congress is going to be able to deal with the fiscal cliff. the next congress, unless they reform senate filibuster rules and also -- and you can tell me whether this is a dream come true -- what if nancy pelosi and john boehner kind of got together and nancy pelosi told boehner he could bring the votes for his speakership and then maybe together could isolate the tea party section of his group and take away some of the radical left of her group and bring the moderates together, support him for speakership. me, being a democrat, i would not get everything i want, but the republicans would get everything they wanted. by the time re-election came up they would have seen there was a lot of progress made and maybe they could not run primaries on those guys that decided to run to the middle with policy they laid out together. host: thank you for the call. guest: so many things. basically, you are assuming that john boehner would be elected speaker in a democratic house. it is not likely that they would give him their votes. it is far more likely, quite honestly, that the de
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